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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Everything you wanted to know and lots more you never thought to ask about North American wild rice are included in this extensive tome. The plant is labelled Zizania aquatica in the Linnaean nomenclature; the Ojibway called it manoomin. The author discusses the scientific classification of wild rice, its germination, growth cycle, habitat, and enemies. He also takes up the varied uses of wild rice as food: its nutritional value, methods of preparing and cooking the grain, and the reactions of Euro-Americans to this native plant which is exceedingly rich in carbohydrates and converts efficiently to energy in the body. So much for botany and alimentation!
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